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style movie theater massacre, during the new "twilight" film. how did his mother save the day? breaking overnight. fighting in the middle east intensifies. israeli air strikes pound gaza, as its military preps for a possible ground invasion, after hamas rockets invade jerusalem and tel aviv. will the region explode in all-out war? we're on the scene. the hiccup nightmare. we've all had them. they are annoying. even after five minutes. but this guy is going on 13-straight days. he even went to the hospital. can doctors find him a cure? and we have the need for speed. we go from the anchor desk to the driver's seat for a daredevil nascar race with some of the sport's biggest stars. >> bring it on. i'm ready. good morning, everybody. we all did a certain amount of trash-talking.
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but i will admit, i've covered some dicey stories before. i was nervous. it was scary. >> i was petrified. i thought, this is taking it a bit too far. >> ginger, you were actually scared. >> i was scared. i don't get scared. this one did it. i was so nervous. and it was mostly learning to drive a stick shift. >> you and me both. >> dan was learning to drive a car. >> picking up on what ron just said, this little experiment turned out well for some of us. not so well for others. we'll reveal the results, coming up. also on the show, we have the latest on the disastrous oil rig explosion in the gulf of mexico. just 85 miles from that bp disaster. the search for the missing workers intensified overnight. and we have the latest details. and we all love finding money crumpled up in the pockets of old jeans or between the couch cushions. but this guy found an old lottery ticket in a desk drawer that made him an instant millionaire. and even more surprising, what he plans to do with the money. we're going to start with
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ron and the other headlines developing overnight. good morning, ron. >> hey, bianna and dan. we're going to begin with that mass shooting that was averted. the alleged plot to shoot up a movie theater during a showing of the new "twilight" movie. a missouri man is behind bars. police say he already had the guns, ammunition and a movie ticket. it was the movie massacre that might have been. but the suspected plot was stopped by a mother who turned in the suspect, her own son. his alleged target, the sunday showing of the newest "twilight" movie, "breaking dawn part 2." the mother of 20-year-old blaec lammers called police last thursday. she said she was concerned that her son was planning a copycat shooting similar to the aurora "dark knight rises" rampage. she told police her son was mentally ill and off his medication. when questioned by police, he allegedly confessed that he purchased 2 assault rifles, 400
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rounds of ammo, and planned a mass shooting at this movie theater. according to police, he said he was inspired by the aurora, colorado, shootings. and described himself as quiet, kind of a loner, with homicidal thoughts. his friends, in disbelief. >> i was shocked. i mean, he was in our house. i was really close to him. i helped him buy the rifles. he told me it was for hunting. >> reporter: police say his "twilight" terror plot, was so far advanced, that lammers had already purchased a movie ticket to the sunday screening where the alleged attack was going to take place. >> i was going to watch "twilight breaking dawn" with my family and friends. and it's scary to hear this now. especially in a small town like bolivar. >> and police say lammers was planning a shooting spree at a local walmart. he now faces three felony charges, including making a terrorist threat. and former cia director david petraeus apologized for that affair that ended his career during a closed-door hearing on capitol hill on friday.
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the focus of that hearing was the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, that killed four americans. petraeus said he knew from early on that the organized -- that organized terrorists were behind that attack. but the names of the groups suspected were not made public, to avoid tipping them off that they were being pursued. and a tragic accident in egypt has left dozens of children dead. at least 47 children were killed when a train collided with a bus carrying them to kindergarten. when security officials say it appeared the railroad crossing was not closed at the time of the accident. egypt's railway system has a terrible safety record. and new information about the deadly accident involving a freight train and a parade float carrying war veterans in texas. authorities say the train was traveling below its speed limit when it hit the float, killing four veterans. investigators were trying to determine if enough warning had been given to clear the tracks. and finally, history uncovered by hurricane sandy. the storm exposed the remains of a shipwreck on the dunes of new york's fire island on long
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island. the wreckage is believed to be a four-masted canadian coal schooner named "the bessy white," lost about 90 years ago. the ship became visible when the storm shifted the dunes more than 70 feet. how about that? >> it shows how powerful that storm really was. >> fire island took an almost direct hit. a lot of damage there. >> ron, thanks. meantime, the search this morning is still on for two oil workers missing after a disastrous explosion and fire that ripped through a gulf oil rig. 11 workers are injured. and abc's john schriffen is in new orleans with the very latest. john, what do we know? >> reporter: well, bianna, good morning. we know that the coast guard launched the chopper just a short while ago to resume the search from the air. all night, they've been out in boats just like this one, using night vision goggles and infrared technology. so far, there's been no sign of the two, missing workers. but the coast guard is using the latest technology to find them before it's too late. it's an all-out effort from the coast guard's units from the air
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and the sea, for the 2 oil platform workers who have now been missing close to 24 hours. authorities have not revealed their names or even genders. but they believe they are out somewhere in the massive gulf of mexico, alive. the two disappeared after jumping into the water off the coast of louisiana when the oil platform they were working on suddenly exploded. the blast was so intense, black smoke billowed more than 1,000 feet into the air and could be seen 20 miles away on shore. black elk energy, the houston-based company who owns the platform, says 1 of the 22 contractors onboard, improperly used a blowtorch to cut the pipeline igniting the explosion. 11 workers were injured, medevacked to safety. four with severe burns. >> they treat us contractors as part of their family. so, when there's an incident, it hurts. >> reporter: as far as the oil spill, the coast guard says the
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impact is minimal because the rig was shut down at the time. >> the environmental threat, as we know, there was 20 gallons that potentially were in that 3-inch line, which would equate to approximately 28 gallons of product. >> reporter: not even enough to fill a large suv's gas tank. in comparison, bp's deepwater horizon disaster, 2 1/2 years ago, spilled enough daily to fill the gas tanks of 82,000 suvs. and just a few hours ago, two more boats actually doubled in size arrived on the scene to help with the search. which is a 40-mile, by 35-mile radius around that platform. the weather has been cooperating. there are no storms in sight. so, they do have a clear line of vision. hopefully, these two workers will be found soon. dan? >> one bit of good news there. john, thank you. now, to the middle east on the brink this morning. the israelis have been firing hundreds more rockets into gaza, in the past couple of hours,
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with hamas firing back. and a decision about a ground invasion could come this weekend. we have team coverage this morning. abc's christiane amanpour is in jerusalem. we're going to start with abc's alex marquardt, in gaza. alex, good morning. >> reporter: hi, there, dan. all morning, we've seen and heard israeli warplanes continuing to pound this narrow strip. around 200 strikes since midnight. overnight, the israeli military hit some of hamas' important building, as many people are wondering whether this aerial campaign will soon give way to a ground invasion. this is life in gaza these days. a relentless stream of booms and whooshes, as israeli missiles land and militant rockets are launched. in israeli crosshairs overnight, hamas' seat of power, the government headquarters, blown up. another hamas building targeted from the sea. all reduced to rubble. in israel on friday, sirens in jerusalem, as the sacred city
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was targeted for the first time in more than 40 years. a rocket fell ten miles short. no one was hurt. two days in a row, residents of tel aviv, the commercial center, ran for cover, as sirens sounded. >> you know, life is continuing. we're not going to let hamas or other people in gaza to interrupt my way of life. >> reporter: 3 israelis and almost 40 palestinians have been killed in the past 4 days. around half of them, civilians. we saw the wounded rushed to gaza's biggest hospital. its intensive care unit filled with what doctors say are just civilians. are you able to cope if this escalation continues? >> if it continues, we can't. of course, we can't. >> reporter: it looks set to continue, with columns of israeli tanks and troops massing along the border with gaza, fueling fears here of a ground war. the israeli army has also called up 20,000 reservists. israel is clearly preparing for
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a drawn-out conflict. local authorities have been told to be ready for seven weeks of fighting. dan? >> seven weeks. alex, thank you. let's go to jerusalem. coming under fire for the first time. abc's global affairs anchor, christiane amanpour is there. christiane, i've been in israel during times of war. and often the mood is less panic and more grim determination. how would you describe what you're hearing and seeing from people there this morning? >> reporter: well, certainly, what we're seeing, obviously, is some anxiety. but i think grim determination, as well. not just here in jerusalem but in tel aviv, as well. we also were in the old city of jerusalem. and it's is bustling there. nobody there seems to be too afraid. there's a lot of tourists out there. a lot of local people out. so, that seems to be going on and proceeding as normal. what's happening is the equation has somewhat changed. now, when the israelis hit gaza, the hamas has decided that they're going to hit their
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long-range missile. and for the first time this week, they have targeted jerusalem and tel aviv. fortunately, no casualties. but this is a different and new element for the tit for tat that's going on between the two sides. >> "the new york times" reporting this morning that the white house is worried about an israeli ground invasion, perhaps playing into the hands of hamas, the militants who run the government there. are the israelis worried about that? >> reporter: i think, if you talk to the israelis, they say we're going to do what we have to do. it's our right. we must. we have to defend against these rockets falling in and injuring our people. but i think underlying, there is obviously a concern about if they do go in on the ground, how will that end? and what will that mean? and what will be the backfire, the blowback, on israel? of course, the united states is concerned. it has relations with israel, but also with the other arab nations in this part of the world. this is a new middle east. this is the first such israeli/palestinian conflict since the arab spring.
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and the arab leaders are much more standing shoulder-to-shoulder with hamas, than they did ever before in these situations. if there is a ground invasion, first and foremost on everybody's mind, is what happens if there are civilian casualties. and not just civilian casualties. unacceptable numbers of civilian casualties. that has potential to destabilize this part of the world. destabilize this part of the world with its only two friends here, egypt and jordan. >> the new middle east. a genuine tinderbox. christiane amanpour, we're so happy to have you there reporting. thank you. back here at home, there is some encouraging news coming out of the first round of negotiations about the looming fiscal cliff crisis. after meeting with president obama, democratic and republican leaders say they were confident about reaching an agreement. abc's david kerley has the details from the white house. david, we all remember how badly these negotiations ended in 2011. a lot of people wondering if this time will be any different. >> reporter: we'll see, bianna. but you could hear it. there was a big difference. it was the tone.
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that doesn't mean we have a deal at hand to end the so-called fiscal cliff. it is big. and it affects every one of us. >> we have some urgent business to do. >> reporter: after that big white house meeting, did it feel like someone took their foot off the gas pedal as we head toward a steep cliff? >> we had a very constructive meeting with the president. >> it was a constructive meeting. >> reporter: sounds like some progress. and we need some because this is what happens january 1st if the president and congress don't make a deal. first, those so-called bush tax cuts will expire. which in essence means, a tax increase for every taxpayer. oh, and that 2% cut in the payroll taxes we've had to pay for the past two year, will also go away. and the number of small tax cuts for businesses and individuals, disappear. as well as unemployment benefits for the long-term unemployed. now, if that wasn't enough, there's that poison pill, too. mandatory cuts. $55 billion at the pentagon.
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another $55 billion in domestic programs. everything from the education department to the parks service. altogether, this is $500 billion, which some say could send the country back into recession. for abc's "this week," martha raddatz asked the house democratic leader if there's room for compromise on that issue. >> could you accept a deal that does not include tax increases for the wealthy? >> no. the president has been very clear that the higher-income people have to pay their fair share. >> reporter: while wall street liked the constructive talks, main street businesses want a deal. they can't plan, hire or increase production without knowing what taxes they'll be paying next year. the president is off for a four-day trip to asia. negotiations will continue. there's some predictions that something could be worked out before christmas. that may not be the big deal. but at least the framework that pushes a lot of this over into
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next year. >> that would be a great christmas gift. david, thank you. be sure to watch abc's "this week." martha raddatz will be in for george stephanopoulos tomorrow. and you'll see more of the house democratic leader, nancy pelosi's first sunday interview since the election. time, now, for the forecast. let's get it to ginger zee. a lot going on in the northwest. >> right. the pacific northwest. some of their rainiest times of the year. this isn't that out of the ordinary. but i want to show you the first storm already dropping some snow. let's look at video from lake tahoe. you can see the snow was falling. this is the beginning of about a two-day attack from the northwest. and ski season is starting and starting so much better than last year. the snow in the higher elevations going to be helpful there. by monday morning, we'll have that next storm. it's kind of a one-two punch going through the weekend. how much rain? two to four inches in this area. redding, you're included. sacramento's on the south end of it. just a half-inch or so there. some of the spots in the far
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west. it's not just rain. it's not just snow. but also 50-mile-per-hour-plus winds. how much snow can you include in this? lake tahoe up to two feet in some places. northern california, up through parts of the cascades, mt. rain >> speaking of winter and snow and all that fun, i got a picture from one of my old students, brandon. he works in duluth, minnesota. that's a little ice on superior. hello to winter. and then, we go into the next
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beautiful picture. this is from one of the hardest-it areas in new jersey. i thought it was very peaceful, though. a nice look. share all of your weather photos, please. >> a lot of people suffering post-sandy. it's nice to have a nice shot out of there. thank you, ginger. we're going to turn, now, to a medical mystery of the most annoying kind. a man in maine hasn't been able to stop hiccupping for 13, agonizing days. the situation became so unbearable, the poor guy went to the hospital seeking help. mark greenblatt is here with his story. good morning, mark. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. we're talking about a rare medical condition, called the persistent hiccups. and this morning, it has one family in maine desperately searching for a cure. for the last 13 days. for nearly every waking hour, micky cheney tried just about everything you can imagine to get the hiccups to stop, all to no avail. >> i drank some red apple vinegar. i sat upside down, drank water. >> reporter: the problem
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eventually landed cheney in a hospital in portland, maine, earlier this month. his worried wife says it's become a serious health concern. >> i watched 15 pounds slide off of him in the past 12 days. >> reporter: it began, he was at work, making deliveries for u.p.s. >> first, i was thinking, it's got to go away. it hurts. basically, like it's doing like i do a situp every time i hiccup. >> reporter: doctors thought the cause was severe heartburn and sent him home with strong prescription medicines. he couldn't stop. >> you can imagine doing something several times a minute. anything you're going to do with that frequency has the potential for becoming a serious issue. >> reporter: 1 journal study says more than 4,000 americans are hospitalized every year due to persistent hiccups. as a teenager, jennifer mee's hiccups gained national notoriety as the hiccup girl. she couldn't stop for five weeks. as for the cheneys, they're
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hoping micky's hiccups have a happy ending, one they want to see sooner rather than later. according to guinness, charles osbourne holds the world record for hiccupping. it started in 1922 while attempting to weigh a hog and kept hiccupping for 68 years. fathering eight kids with two wives, until one day in 1990, the hiccups just suddenly stopped. >> mystery. i feel so bad for that guy, though. >> yeah, the guy weighing the hog, that's not a comforting story for the guy up in portland, maine. thank you. happier news, now. it involves a retired pastor, who decided to do some house cleaning. there he is. and that's when he found an old lottery ticket. abc's tanya rivero is here to tell us what happened next. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. dan, who hasn't dreamt of getting one of those oversized checks with lots of zeros on it? one charming and utterly deserving illinois couple just got one with six zeros. when you hear where the ticket
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was hiding, you might think it was heaven sent. >> now, they're celebrating. >> to our health. >> reporter: but lottery winners, ron and kathy yurcus nearly missed their million-dollar moment. the recently retired hospice chaplain bought his ticket two months ago and promptly forgot about it. >> it was on my dresser for a few weeks. but it made its way down to my office. >> reporter: his messy desk held buried treasure. a stash of old lottery tickets. one of which instantly made him a millionaire. >> i was bowled over when i saw what it was. i would have liked to have screamed. but i knew nobody was home. so, why waste a good scream? >> reporter: kathy still needed convincing. >> i was just in disbelief. $1 million? okay? >> reporter: but that euphoric moment pales for this pius pair who clearly has their priorities straight. >> saying i do to her was the better moment.
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>> reporter: now, after spending much of their lives caring for others, the couple can look forward to a secure retirement. >> but then, i always said to her, i know you married me for my money. but did you know it would take 45 years to get it? >> reporter: helping out their three kids and sharing the wealth. >> we made a dream list of charities we plan to donate to. >> reporter: there's been an outpouring of congratulations from folks who say it couldn't have happened to better people. >> i don't feel that that's true. but that has been a gift. >> reporter: aren't they great? the yurcuses, are taking a lump sum payment of $700,000. but get this. if he had one more number, his prize would have been $50 million. he has no regrets. he says that kind of money can ruin someone's life. >> this is a hospice chaplain. doing some of the most difficult work on the planet. >> if that's what it takes to get husbands to do housework -- peter. >> reporter: thank you.
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>> why did you have to go there? coming up on "gma," the frantic 911 call played at the trial of the high school valedictorian accused of killing his mom. this defendant is so popular in his hometown, they actually had trouble finding an impartial jury for the trial. and wild ride. we hit the track to train with nascar stars who hit speeds of 200 miles per hour. so, will we be ready for our own high-speed race? >> that shot is very michael bay. and also coming up, rihanna charters a jet for the ultimate party with her fans. so, what went down onboard? those pictures kind of give it away. we'll tell you more, coming up in "pop news," after this quick break. it's "gma." anncr: some politicians seem to think medicare and...
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what an amazing and terrifying experience that was. the four of us behind the wheel of some of the fastest cars on the planet. this is usually the kind of thing we usually send ginger to do on her own. but somehow, we all got pulled into doing it. we were lucky enough to have the biggest names in nascar as our teachers, training us for our big race. but could they really help at the end of the day? good morning, america. i'm bianna golodryga. and i have a confession. this was my husband's idea to do this. and i was all for it. until we were strapped in. >> i like the michael bay, "days of thunder" shot. ron, you look particularly dashing. >> i look like a guy with a bad back with the way i walk. i just noticed that. >> no, you don't. give yourself more credit. good morning, america. i'm dan harris. this is saturday november 17th. remember this picture of gold medal gymnast, mckayla maroney. her expression, which basically
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said, i'm completely unimpressed, went viral. now, her and the rest of the olympic team have visited the white house. was mr. obama able to get a smile out of her? we'll show you, coming up. >> that's a big question. also, special delivery. what fast food chain is making it easier to have it your way right at home? and right here in the studio, as well. take a guess, ron. it's coming up. >> we'll get to that in a bit. we're going to start with the opening statements in a case we've been following closely here on "gma." the high school valedictorian accused of killing his own mother. the young man so popular in his hometown, the judge had trouble empaneling an impartial jury. abc's john muller has been on this story all week. good morning, john. >> reporter: he's a beloved figure in his community, all-around good guy. his mother had a violent, dark side. jeffrey pyne says he didn't kill her. his surviving family says he didn't do it. but yesterday, prosecutors began making their case. 22-year-old jeffrey pyne sat expressionless, as prosecutors told the jury how the former high school valedictorian
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bludgeoned, stabbed and killed his mother, ruth. >> he hit her. and he hit her again. and again. >> reporter: played in court, 911 tapes of the horror witnessed by jeffrey pyne's father and sister, who found ruth pyne's body. >> there's blood everywhere. i don't know what's going on. >> okay. is she in the house or outside? >> she's in the garage. >> reporter: prosecutors contend jeffrey pyne killed his mother in anger from years of abuse. ruth pyne was bipolar and violent. she was arrested for beating and choking her son just nine months before her death. the defense maintains jeffrey pyne is innocent. >> somebody else committed this crime. we believe the evidence will show you that. >> reporter: but prosecutors showed some startling evidence of their own. photos of blisters on jeffrey's hands, hours after the murder. he said he got them throwing a shipping pallet.
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>> it did seem odd to me. i expect a splinter or scrape, other than what looked like a rope burn. >> reporter: the blisters are expected to be the focal point of the prosecution's evidence. but with his own family saying he's innocent and the community at large firmly in jeffrey pyne's corner, will it be enough for a conviction? >> this is a tough case for prosecutors. not only is the physical evidence limited, but you have a really sympathetic defendant. >> reporter: the trial could last two to three weeks. no word from the defense if jeffrey pyne will take the stand at some point in his own defense. if convicted, he could face life in prison without parole. >> thank you. time to check the other overnight headlines. for that, we go to ron claiborne. >> in the news, a missouri man is in custody for allegedly planning a massacre at a showing of the new "twilight" movie. blaec lammers' mother contacted authorities after he allegedly stockpiled an arsenal of weapons, similar in the colorado movie theater shooting. and the coast guard is
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searching for two missing workers after an explosion on an oil platform in the gulf of mexico. four workers are being treated for burns. and former nfl coach mike ditka, former coach of the chicago bears, got it right. is recovering from a -- i wanted to say bulls for some reason. but ginger is correcting me. he is suffered -- recovering from a minor stroke this morning. the current espn analyst tells "the chicago tribune" he is feeling good. and it's not a big deal. sounds like ditka. he had a heart attack when coaching the bears in 1988. and the thought of a world without twinkies, is sparking a run on grocery stores nationwide. customers cleared the selves after hostess, makers of such snack favorites as twinkies, ding-dongs and fruit pies, announced it is shutting down protection because of a strike by some of its workers. now, to the weather. and ginger zee, formerly of chicago. >> go, bears. let's start with the weather across the nation where we have a little stormy spot.
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we had the pacific northwest earlier. now, we have to talk about florida. the low-pressure system. they all rotate counterclockwise here. 80, miami, today, will have showers with it. a little gusty, too, in parts of the southeast. then, there's the travel weather we have to get to because you're probably making your holiday plans. if you're planning to fly to seattle, could have a rain/snow mix. charlotte, miami, could be problematic there, as far as rainfall. i'll leave you a look at the holiday travel on the roads. i-95 looking dry. but the center of the nation, a little bit of rain. looking pretty good overall. >> this weather report has been brought to you by las vegas. i should say before all of the people in michigan get upset with me, that's really my home, i'm a lion at heart.
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>> okay. dually noted. coming up here on "gma," the nascar challenge. what happens when you put four anchors behind the wheels of the actual nascar vehicles? our coaches, some of the biggest names in the sport. are we trainable, though? and rihanna goes first-class on her world tour. it's diamonds in the sky for all of the passengers aboard her private plane. of the passengers aboard her private plane. introducing american colors...
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♪ how you like me now if you haven't noticed yet, the four of us can be very competitive. so, when presented with a challenge of going head-to-head in some of the fastest cars in the world, well, it was hard to say no. >> even though some of us would have liked to say no. i'm not going to name any names. but her initials are bianna golodryga. so, we all went down to the charlotte motor speedway. and the first thing we had to do was to learn how to drive all over again. check it out. >> nascar, where drivers race around the track in speeds of excess of 200 miles per hour. it's very exciting. and very dangerous. simply put, the athletes in this sport are the most skilled drivers on the planet. >> thank you.
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that is awesome. >> naturally, our producers thought it would be a terrific idea to put four of the least drivers behind the wheel at the charlotte motor speedway. >> welcome to the nascar racing experience. >> the nascar racing experience lets everyday folks safely achieve that thrill of what it's like to be a nascar driver. >> new yorkers are really good at taking taxi cabs. our journey started in the classroom. >> our number one priority, safety. >> where we got verbal instructions. >> inches off the ground at 150 miles per hour. >> and watched a few videos. we ended the class feeling confident, yet terrified, all at the same time. >> i'm really nervous. >> no time for nerves. >> you want to avoid this. >> the good news, we had professional drivers. some of nascar's biggest names, joining us to act as coaches. >> the bad news? >> they went over the problems they've been having with the tires and stuff? >> they thought they were
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comedians. >> tire issues? >> yeah. it's a thing we had a while back. >> a joke, right? >> next, we suited up, as the reality of what we were about to do started to set in. >> it feels right to me. >> feels so unright to me. show time. almost. >> my fire-retardant shoes. >> we headed to the track with our coaches, greg biffle, and nationwide series and series champ was in my pit. >> my coach, joey logano, the youngest driver ever to win sprint cup rookie of the year honors. >> daryl wallace jr., the newest member of the famed joe gibbs racing team was there to soothe my nerves. >> and carl edwards, who tied for the sprint cup championship was stuck with me. wait until he hears i can't drive a stick shift. like a true race, we even had a delay. >> we're trying to get the track dry so it's safe. >> we bonded with our drivers during the delay. >> we'd be passengers for the first run. >> i feel like bianna's nervous for me.
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>> as our coaches tried to teach us what to learn when it was our turn to race. and give us some pointers. >> have fun. >> ron and i headed out first. >> while our co-anchors were back at pit road, making an impression. >> these two have no idea what's going on. >> as they say, ignorance is bliss. >> are you ready? >> no. >> talking about her kids. and she's talked about god. >> before we knew it, we were off. >> an experience a little more
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intense than that mustang i drove as a teenager. >> it is crazy. >> it is terrifying. >> it has to turn. >> here comes what used to be ginger zee. >> all right. that's good. >> our training done, we said good-bye to our drivers. >> good luck. >> thank you very much. >> that meant only one thing. >> our turn. yeah. this thing is just starting. >> a horror movie. >> our turn. >> close your eyes. >> exactly. you can see what happened on the track tomorrow. and you can vote on who you think will win the race on goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! also tomorrow, a real racing champ will be crowned. one of the four of us will win. and on the track at the nascar season finale, from homestead, miami speedway, that's on espn tomorrow at 4:00 eastern. don't miss that. coming up -- >> i'm not in that one. >> coming up on "good morning america," forget the drive-through. how to have it your way at home.
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we all have the pavlovian response to the techno music. time to get it out to l.a. for a little "pop news." our entertainment reporter and host of "on the red carpet," rachel smith. rachel, good morning. >> that's right. good morning from l.a., guys. we're going to begin with rihanna, who is raising the bar on touring. rihanna was taking a group of 150 fans and journalists on a private plane for her 777 world tour. that's seven shows in seven cities around the world in seven nights. to celebrate her seventh album. the boeing 777 is like a flying tour bus, stocked with champagne and swag. everybody onboard is getting a goody bag, with a special diamond tour bracelet, headphones, rihanna socks. rihanna thinks it will be the coolest thing she's ever done.
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have to agree, rere. one of the most memorable images from the summer olympics was gold medal gymnast mckayla maroney, and her not impressed scowl, after she only won silver in the vault. one person who can get her to smile is president obama. the gymnastics team met him at the white house. and she looked happy. but she did break out that look again. check out mckayla and the president. very impressive, you two. finally, a special treat from me to the four of you in new york. burger king has always promised its food your way, right away. now, they're serving it up your way at home. the burger chain is testing delivery service. >> wow. >> at some locations around the country. >> thank you, rachel. >> houston, miami, washington, d.c. and new york. you're welcome. burger king says, they will deliver your food within 40 minutes. i thought i would give it a try,
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take a look at this. in that one-minute break, ron almost devoured -- >> it's my second one. it's really good. >> we want to thank you for watching abc news. we're always online at goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! be sure to watch part two of our nation car raceoff tomorrow. see who wins.
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good morning, the boy scouts will be conducting one of the largest food drives going door to door collecting for local food banks, more than 40,000 scouts will be picking up food. it will happen starting at 9:00 this morning. the bay area goal is to collect 450,000 pounds of food. >> a car club will parade around safeway to load up thousand pounds of turkey.
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club members will help fill empty refrigerators. let's check in about the forecast with lisa argen. >> lisa: it is foggy out. you can see the drops on the lens. here is the roof camera but the heaviest is in the east bay. this continues to press east of the bay. we have two to three hours of light to moderate rain. san francisco getting wet over into the east bay from hayward to dublin. san ramon valley, 580 and highway 4, slick roadways and down by the monterey bay, santa cruz mountains, lighter returns, third of an inch. we have an inch in the north bay it's winding down. we will be looking at the next system right on through here for the late afternoon. once again into the overnight
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hours. this promises another half an inch to three-quarters of an inch. high temperatures. 63 in oakland, 63 in fremont. another system before thanksgiving but then we're dry. >> terry: thanks very much.
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